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FDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed “action level” for Arsenic in Apple Juice

September 12, 2013 by

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended by 60 days the period for submission of comments, scientific data and other information in connection with its draft guidance for industry titled “Arsenic in Apple Juice: Action Level.” The new deadline is November 12, 2013.   The draft guidance identifies for the industry an action level […]

FDA: Action level for Arsenic in Apple Juice

July 12, 2013 by

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed an “action level” of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in apple juice. This is the same level set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for arsenic in drinking water. “The FDA is committed to ensuring the safety of the American food supply and […]

Schumer Calls for Arsenic Standards for Juice Concentrates

September 18, 2011 by

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Sen. Charles Schumer (Dem, NY) called Sunday for standards aimed at limiting the amount of toxic substances in fruit juice concentrates, many of which are imported, according to DNAInfo.cocm. There is concern, the senator said, because many of those concentrates come from China, which has a notorious safety record and uses inorganic arsenic, a known […]

Arsenic found in Mott’s apple juice – update

July 22, 2011 by

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Testing by a local consumer group has found elevated levels of arsenic in Mott’s apple juice, renewing calls by a food safety group for tighter standards on imported foods. The Rochester-based Empire State Consumer Project arranged for laboratory analysis of five brands each of apple juice and apple sauce, including Wegmans brands. No arsenic was […]

Arsenic and Chicken – let the buyer beware

June 30, 2011 by

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There has been a lot of feathers ruffled about arsenic and chicken. Here’s the whole chicken poop. On June 8, 2011, the FDA announced that Pfizer will suspended the U.S. sales of the animal drug 3-Nitro (Roxarsone) in 30 days. Animal processors needed time to transition to other treatment strategies. An FDA study of 100 […]

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